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Calendar of Events

Ongoing Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Take a nostalgic ride on two Victorian-style locomotives. “Puffy,” the 1896 steam locomotive, is the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South; “Vinny” is a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. The trains run seasonally Sat. & Sun. round trip between downtown Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Grapevine to the Stockyards run departs at 1 p.m. and arrives in the Stockyards around 2:15 p.m. The return trip departs the Stockyards at 4:15 p.m. and arrives back in Grapevine about 5:45 p.m. The hour-long Trinity River Fun Run leaves from the Stockyards at 2:45 p.m. Pricing varies, see web site for details. For information, 817-410-3123,, Grapevine station, 705 S. Main St. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Stockyards Station, noon-4:30 p.m. 140 E. Exchange Ave.

Ongoing The Kimbell Art Museum’s renowned European masterpieces, paintings and sculptures, dating from antiquity through the 18th century, include Michelangelo’s Torment of Saint Anthony and Caravaggio’s Cardsharps. Visitors will also see antiquities from Greece, Rome and Egypt. Late 18th-century through mid-20th-century works are on view in the north galleries. Admire Impressionist and post-Impressionist favorites Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian. The permanent exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Ongoing Fort Worth Stockyards Historical District’s Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive. Twice daily, herders dressed in 19th-century cowboy gear drive 15-17 head of cattle down Exchange Ave. Best viewing areas for the drives are the front lawn of the Livestock Exchange Bldg. or across the street near the Stockyards Visitor’s Center. Free. Times 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting. No cattle drives on major holidays. For more information, 817-336-4373, Along E. Exchange Ave.

Ongoing Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s satellite exhibit of 150 Years of Fort Worth. Fort Worth’s interesting history is housed in the nearly 100-year-old Fire Station No. 1 building located in the City Center Complex. This exhibit traces Fort Worth’s development from its beginning as a frontier outpost, through its rowdy youth as a cattle town to the present. See graphics, historical artifacts, photographs and documents, reproduced paintings and original posters. The building that houses the exhibit is also a valuable piece of Fort Worth history since it is the site of the original city hall. Free admission. Hrs. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. For more information, 817-255-9300, Corner of 2nd & Commerce Sts.

Ongoing Fort Worth Trinity Park. The Log Cabin Village living history museum depicts the lifestyle of pioneers who settled this area in the mid-to-late 1800s. Admission $5 adults 18+, $4.50 children ages 4-17 and 60+, $4 groups of 10 or more. Free for ages 3 & under. Hrs. Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5881, 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln.

Ongoing The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. See more than 2,000 artifacts about the remarkable women that shaped the West. Hrs. Tue.-Sun. 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Open on Mon. during Summer and Stock Show only. Closed for major holidays; see web site for details. Admission  $10 13+, $8 seniors 60+, $8 children 3-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. For more information, 817-336-4475, 800-476-3263, 1720 Gendy St.

Ongoing Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Stroll through this 109-acre park of trees and flowers, then to the greenhouse, cafe and the waterways. The main gardens are free & open daily from dawn until dusk. A small fee is required for the 7.5 acre Japanese garden, which is open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and offers tours that take about an hour. A small fee is also required for the conservatory, which is open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5510, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.

Ongoing The Fort Worth Zoo. This home to nearly 7,000 native and exotic animals is ranked the no. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide. Admission $12 13+, $9 seniors 65+ and children 3-12, children 2 & under free. Parking $5. Half-price tickets are available every Wednesday. Open 365 days a year! Hrs. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat & Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See web site for holiday hours. For more information 817-871-7050, 1989 Colonial Pkwy.

Ongoing The Christian Arts Museum. The Christian Arts Museum showcases “Inspirational Art,” including a three dimensional, full-size exhibition that recreates Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, The Last Supper. Free admission. Hrs. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, 817-332-7878, 3221 Hamilton Ave.

Ongoing The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. See history and nature with stunning IMAX cinematography and audio. This month’s features include: Jerusalem, Journey to the South Pacific, Robots, Tornado Alley, Humpback Wales and more. Gen. Ad. $6 guests. For complete list of show times, 817-255-9540, 1600 Gendy St.

Ongoing Palace Arts Center. In the heart of Historic Downtown Grapevine is the beautifully-restored art deco-style Palace Arts Center. Shows range from classic movies to live entertainment. Visit their website,, to see current lineup and purchase tickets. 300 S. Main St., Grapevine.

Ongoing Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. This 3,621-acre refuge is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1980 and offers special events, educational programs and naturalist-led nature hikes. Admission $5 adults, $2 children 3-12, free to children under 3, $3 seniors 65+, $1 discount per person with Military ID-Active/Retired. Hrs. Refuge 8 a.m.-5 p.m., hours vary for special events. See web site for details. For more information, 817-392-7410, 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.

Ongoing The Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s web site offers The Google Art Project. It’s another way for visitors to explore the Amon Carter’s collection. Check out special exhibitions museum staff have created, and learn more about the Carter’s vast holdings.

Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s World Trade Center Beam Exhibit. This 9/11 tribute exhibit features the largest World Trade Center artifact in Texas. This beam is a full-façade panel that once supported the three floors (101-103) that were located just above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower. The artifact, one of the few recovered pieces the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been able to trace to the exact location in the structure, is the focus of a permanent exhibit. Free admission. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, 1600 Gendy St.

Fridays & Saturdays Four Day Weekend comedy. This six-member comedy troupe in downtown Fort Worth weaves audience participation, videos and music with their improvisational skills. The talented cast has created the longest-running live show in Fort Worth’s history. Tickets $20. Ages 18+ are welcome. Performances Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. For information, 817-226-4329, 312 Houston St.

Through Sept. 7 Design Zone at The Fort Worth Museum of Science & History. This highly interactive, hands-on exhibition lets visitors learn the processes and tools needed to create a successful design. The exhibit is organized into three thematic zones, all highlighting the importance of science and mathematical thinking in areas critical to building creativity and innovation: art, music, and engineering. For more information, 817-255-9540, 1600 Gendy St.

Through Sept. 7  7th Annual SummerBlast Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine. This weekly show can be viewed from the rooftop of the parking garage at Gaylord Texan Resort, as well as parks around Lake Grapevine. Showtime 9:30 p.m. For more information,

Through Sept. 13 Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. See approximately 120 masterworks, including fine examples of basketry, pottery, sculpture, ivories, kachina dolls, regalia, and pictographic arts from tribes across the North American continent. Visit the museum’s Research Library to learn more about American Indian art, Wed.-Fri. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Museum hrs. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. For more information, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Through Sept. 13 Stage West Theatre presents, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play. See the show that the New York Times calls “downright brilliant.” The electrical grid has fallen, and society has crumbled. On a dangerous, electric-less night, a mismatched group of strangers gather round an isolated campfire, trying to recall an episode of “The Simpsons.” See how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another. Performance times and ticket prices vary. For more information, 817-784-9378, 821 West Vickery Blvd.

Through Sept. 19 Lovers and Executioners at Circle Theatre. In this comic battle of the sexes, Bernard suspects his wife, Julie, of infidelity. With an over-reaction only possible in the realm of French farce, Bernard deposits Julie on a desert island, expecting never to see her again. She makes her way back and, disguised as a man, wreaks havoc on her husband’s new life. Ticket prices, performance dates and times vary. For more information, 817-877-3040 or 230 West Fourth Street in Sundance Square.

Through Sept. 20 Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland at the Kimbell Art Museum. The 55 paintings in the exhibition span a period of more than 400 years (1490–1932) and include some of the greatest holdings of the three institutions that comprise the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh: the Scottish National Gallery, Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Free admission. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Through Nov. 14 Lone Star Murder Mysteries presents Missed Fortune. Greedy Granbury Green, the town’s big shot banker, has been bumped off and Marshal Jim Courtright may need a crystal ball to figure out who done it! All predictions indicate laughter in the immediate future as you interactively help the Marshal read the signs and solve the crime. Tickets $59 per person for entertainment and dinner. For more information, 817-310-5588, 816 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.

Through Jan. 10, 2016 Remington & Russell, Retold exhibit, features 38 paintings from two of the foremost visual storytellers of the 19th-century American West: Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. Together these men shaped America’s vision of the Western frontier, bringing to life unforgettable characters and recalling significant events. Free docent-guided tours Tue. & Sat. 2 p.m. Hrs. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. For information, 817-332-6554, 309 Main Street in Sundance Square.

Through March 2016 Highlights from the Permanent Collection at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. See a new installation of the permanent collection. This re-arrangement consists of treasured favorites, rarely seen works from the vault, and new acquisitions. Highlighted artists include: Robert Motherwell, Philip Guston, Gerhard Richter, Fred Sandback, and Morris Louis. Tickets $10, $4 students and seniors, children 12 & under free. For more information, see website, 3200 Darnell St.

Opening Sept. 4 IMAX: D-Day Normandy 1944 narrated by Tom Brokaw at The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, D-Day: Normandy 1944 brings this monumental event to the world’s largest screens for the first time ever. Gen. Ad. $7 guests, $3 members. For complete list of show times, 817-255-9540, 1600 Gendy St.

3-27 Magnolia at the Modern. This ongoing series features critically-acclaimed films. September’s showings: Sept. 3-6 – HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ORSON! Opening Reception, Best of Enemies – Sept. 11-13, Grandma – Sept. 18-20, The Second Mother – Sept. 25-27. Showtimes vary, see website for details. The Sunday noon show is half price. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St.

4 The first Friday of each month, the Modern Art Museum hosts an evening of live music and cocktails in the Grand Lobby from 5 until 8 p.m. where guests can enjoy live performances, a unique cocktail, and the opportunity to dine in Café Modern by night. St. Frinatra is tonight’s entertainer. Also First Friday’s offers a docent-led, 20-minute tour of the galleries at 6:30 p.m. for regular gallery admission. 3200 Darnell St.

4 Billy Bob’s Texas-Chase Rice. Tickets $18 & $27. Performance 10:30 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

4-6 Sci-Fi Spectacular with the Fort Worth Symphony. Get your geek on with music from Star Trek, Star Wars, Close Encounters and more. Star Trek’s Commander William Riker, aka Johnathan Frakes, will be joining the Symphony as the narrator. Performance times and ticket prices vary. For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, 525 Commerce St.

4,5,11,12,18,19,25,26 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Cowtown Coliseum hosts the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Reserved box seats & VIP $22.50, Gen. Ad. $17.50, seniors 60+, $12.50 & children 3-12, $10. 8 p.m. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.

4,5,6,11,12,13,18,19,20,25,26,27 Enjoy free outdoor concerts and live performances under the stars from a variety of performers: rock, jazz, country, Celtic, polka and more! Levitt Pavilion is conveniently located in downtown Arlington. Bring the whole family, including your furry friend on a leash. Don’t forget your lawn chairs/blanket, plus food and beverages to enjoy, including beer and wine (but no glass containers, please). Free admission. For more information, 817-543-4308 and Levitt Pavilion, 100 W. Abram St., Arlington.

5 Advocare Classic: Alabama vs. Wisconsin. See these two teams kickoff at the home of the Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium. 7 p.m. For information and tickets,  One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.

5 Fort Worth’s Flying Saucer hosts the ninth annual benefit bash for the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) Charity beginning at 7:30 p.m. The premier Beatles Tribute Band, A Hard Night’s Day leads this year’s bash again. Dr. Omar Selod founded the PMR charity to provide financial assistance to those who cannot afford to pay for their medical needs. The Fort Worth branch of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), one of the oldest running professional service organizations in the U.S., puts this benefit together. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For advance tickets, go to 111 E. Third St. at Commerce.

5 Billy Bob’s Texas-Dirty River Boys & Crooks. Tickets $12 & $16. Performance 9 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

5,6,12,19,26 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District-Cowtown Coliseum hosts Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. Family friendly entertainment. Box seats $18, Gen. Ad. $15, seniors 60+ $11 & children 3-12, $8. Performances 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.

6 Billy Bob’s Texas-Jon Wolfe. Tickets $10. Performance 9 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

6,13 The Great Estates of Scotland series at Kimbell Art Museum. Curious about the inner workings of magnificent Scottish country estates? Enjoy fascinating stories through the eyes of the owners and employees that keep them running: Kincardine Castle and Rosslyn Chapel. Lectures 2 p.m. $18 adults, $16 seniors age 60+, $16 students with ID, $14 children 6–11. Free children under 6. For more information, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.

7 Billy Bob’s Texas-Pickin’ for Preemies Acoustic Jam. Tickets $25. Performance 4:30 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

11 Billy Bob’s Texas-Sean McConnell. Tickets $12 & $18. Performance 10:30 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

11-12 8th annual Dia De Los Toadies Concert at Panther Island Pavilion. The concert is hosted by the Toadies rock group and kicks off with their almost-acoustic performance on Friday. Day two fills two stages with Texas rock on Saturday: Golly, Western Plaza, Son of Stan, Buckpets, Sealion, Local H and Burden Brothers. Tickets range from $35-$138. For more information, Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.

11-Oct. 4 Hello Dolly! musical at Theatre Arlington. Join Dolly in her pursuit of Horace Vandergelder, and enjoy some of the best songs in the history of musical theatre: “It Only Takes a Moment,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Elegance,” “Before the Parade Passes By”…and of course, “Hello, Dolly!” Performance times and ticket prices vary, see website for more information, Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.

12 Billy Bob’s Texas-Mexican Independence  Day Celebration ft. Bobby Pulido. Tickets $20 & $30. Performance 1 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

12,26  Yoga in Sundance Square Plaza, every other Saturday. It’s free. All levels are welcome. Presented by Sundance Square and Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA. Class 9 a.m. For more information, Downtown Fort Worth.

17-20 29th Annual GrapeFest – A Wine Experience presented by Bank of the West. The largest wine festival in the Southwest. Unique wines, fantastic finds, live entertainment and family-friendly fun will highlight the 29th Annual GrapeFest. Select from a full line-up of delicious festival foods, craft brews and more to satisfy any palate. Thurs. 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is free for children five and under. $8 adults, $5 Children 6-12, $5 Seniors, $18 weekend passes, $23 souvenir weekend passes. For more information, Historic Downtown Grapevine.

18 Billy Bob’s Texas-Bret Michaels. Tickets $20 & $40. Performance 10:30 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

18-20 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Bass Performance Hall. One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved musical is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. Performance times & ticket prices vary. For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, 525 Commerce St.

19 14th Annual Cowtown Cruisin’ for a Cure Car Show in downtown Fort Worth benefiting Cowtown Cruisin’ for a Cure for Prostate Cancer Foundation. All net proceeds donated to UNT Health Science Center and Texas Health Resources Harris Methodist. Free admission and screenings. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 817-336-3366 or 817-300-5208 for additional information.

19 24th annual Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) Trash Bash. Groups, families and individuals can choose from select locations. All volunteers are invited to the after party, 11 a.m. at the Panther Island Pavilion, with free food, door prizes and entertainment. Cleanup begins at 8 a.m. For more information about selected sites, Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.

19 Saturday Lunch at The Culinary School of Fort Worth. All entrees are served with seasonal soups or fresh salads with homemade dressings, bread with housemade jam, and dessert buffet with handcrafted confections. $14.95 per person. For more information, 6100 Camp Bowie Blvd.

19 Billy Bob’s Texas-Stoney LaRue. Tickets $16 & $22. Performance 10:30 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

20-Jan. 10, 2016 Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic exhibit at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. This overview highlights the range of the artist’s prolific 14-year career through approximately 60 works. Tickets $10, $4 students and seniors, children 12 & under free. For more information, see website, 3200 Darnell St.

24-26 Oktoberfest at Panther Island Pavilion. This authentic German celebration has just the right amount of Texas thrown in for good measure. Enjoy authentic German food, music, dancing, games, biergartens, dachshund races, as well as Spaten and other Fall and Oktoberfest craft beers from around the country. Tickets range from $3-$7.50, $12 3-day passes. For more information, Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.

25 Billy Bob’s Texas-William Clark Green. Tickets $10 & $16. Performance 10:30 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

26 Southwest Classic: Texas A&M vs. University of Arkansas. This rivalry is a tradition that dates back to 1903. Tickets begin at $85. For information and tickets,  One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.

26 Party on the Porch at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Celebrate the completion of the museum’s renovation project with live music, food trucks and art. Three local bands, Quaker City Night Hawks, The Unlikely Candidates and Ginny Mac, will entertain guests as they dine on gourmet grub from variety of food trucks, including Bellatrino, Central Market, Gypsy Scoops, Steel City Pops and Taco Heads. Get your photo taken at The Photo Bus, a vintage photo booth in an original 1979 Volkswagen bus. Drinks available for purchase from Bar Louie. Best of all, admission is free! Showtime 5–10 p.m. For information, call 817.989.5030,, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

26 Doc Severinsen at Bass Performance Hall. Doc is the American pop and jazz trumpeter who is best known for leading the NBC Orchestra on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.” He takes a trip down memory lane and shares some of his favorite stories and greatest musical influences with audiences. Performance 7:30 p.m. For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, 525 Commerce St.

26 Billy Bob’s Texas-Billy Currington. Tickets $20 & $40. Performance 10:30 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

Coming Oct. 3 An Evening with Kenny Loggins Benefit Concert at Levitt Pavilion. Kenny Loggins’ four decade career has brought him from the top of the charts to the toast of the Grammys. His crowd-pleasing hits include “The House at Pooh Corner,” “Danger Zone,” “Footloose,” and “This is It.” Join him in downtown Arlington for this Levitt Pavilion benefit. Levitt Pavilion supports music and the performing arts in Texas. Tickets range from $35 for general admission to VIP for $150-$180. 7 p.m. gates open; showtime 9 p.m. For more information, 817-543-4308 and Levitt Pavilion, 100 W. Abram St., Arlington.